It's generally agreed that cold-molded construction is the best method for the amateur or low-profile professional interested in building a full-size cruising boat. A truly appropriate technology, cold molding combines the beauty of wood with the low-maintenance characterictics of fiberglass. "The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding" is the complete, soup-to-nuts presentation of this process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction - from choosing a design and setting up through engine installation and wiring to launching and sea trials. In addition, the author has streamlined the cold-molding process considerably, producing boats that are more economical, efficient, and sturdy - boats built from native materials that will last the life of the builder and turn heads in harbors around the world.
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Reuel B. Parker has spent a lifetime building, repairing, restoring, designing, and cruising in sail- and powerboats. Author of "The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding" (International Marine, 1990) and of numerous articles for "WoodenBoat" and "Boatbuilder" magazines, he has been a devotee of sharpies since his childhood on the shores of Long Island Sound. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a 60-foot Virginia pilot schooner; he plans to move his design business aboard and go cruising.Review:
"For the do-it-yourselfer backyard builder who dreams of cruising in his own boat and can't begin to afford a custom-built vessel. This book really does explain how you can do it... Parker's approach is so down-to-earth, one feels one can trust him. When he says something works, you can believe it. This is truly an excellent book about a valuable building technique." -- Ash Breeze
"It is a most informative volume which will be consulted on my next design project for a wooden boat." -- The Planimeter, Society of Small Craft Designers
"Will keep the backyard builder's feet firmly on the ground while inspiring the kind of enthusiasm needed to carry a major project to completion." -- WoodenBoat
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